Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 11:34 UTC, submitted by Idefix
Opera Software After a number of alpha and beta releases, Opera Software has announced the final release of Opera 10.50 for Windows, which they call "the world's fastest browser for Windows". Apart from performance improvements, Opera 10.50 comes packed with other new features, as well as improved integration with Windows 7.
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Tabs on top
by vasko_dinkov on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 12:18 UTC
vasko_dinkov
Member since:
2005-09-13

"Tabs are now 'on top'"

Tabs have always been 'on top' in Opera. Google Chrome just copied this concept.

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RE: Tabs on top
by deathshadow on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 12:24 in reply to "Tabs on top"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Uhm, no they haven't. They've been UNDER the title bar and UNDER the file menu.

'on top' means they integrated them into the title bar - JUST like how Chrome does it.

Not that it matters to me - I put them on the right in portrait mode.

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RE[2]: Tabs on top
by j-kidd on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 14:23 in reply to "RE: Tabs on top"
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

Then Thom was still wrong, because if you enable Menu Bar, the Tab Bar will be below both Title Bar and Menu Bar. And this is the placement that makes the most sense, because there is nothing in between the Tab Bar and the tab content that doesn't belong to the tab.

Chrome just copied ideas after ideas from Opera and implemented them poorly by adding their own "unique touch", and created anomalies like this:

http://www.chromeplugins.org/google/chrome-talk/closing-last-tab-re...

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RE[2]: Tabs on top
by Dave_K on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 14:23 in reply to "RE: Tabs on top"
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

Have you tried using the Windows panel as a replacement for a portrait tab bar?

Apart from visual tabs (a useless gimmick in my opinion) it offers the advantages of a vertical tab bar, plus a load of advantages of its own.

Being in a panel offers you quick ways of resizing, showing and hiding it. It contains every page in every open window, and there's a quick find field to filter pages. You can select multiple tabs with ctrl/shift clicking, closing or manipulating multiple tabs together. Great if you browse with a lot of pages open.

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RE[2]: Tabs on top
by FealDorf on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 16:49 in reply to "RE: Tabs on top"
FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

Uhm, no they haven't. They've been UNDER the title bar and UNDER the file menu.

'on top' means they integrated them into the title bar - JUST like how Chrome does it.

Not that it matters to me - I put them on the right in portrait mode.

You can always disable the file menu (it's disabled on windows by default).
"on top" simply means "on top". Not "on top, integrated into the window's title bar". If you wanted Chrome's tabs, say so. But the concept originated in opera

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